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Episodes feature recordings of talks given at Science on Tap events held in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.

Jun 1, 2020

Listen to our short interview with neuroscientist Dr. Larry Sherman from OHSU. He has spoken at MANY previous events, such as Music and the Anxious Brain on April 9, 2020 (this interview took place a few minutes after that event ended), and you can hear podcast episodes of his talks The Neuroscience of Racism, The...


May 26, 2020

Find out how bacteria help us digest food, battle disease, and may influence our behavior in Microbes and the Human Gut by Dr. Lisa Sardinia recorded at an event in 2017. 

Lisa also spoke on High Anxiety: The Gut Microbiota’s Effect on Mental Health at a Science on Tap Online event on May 14, 2020.

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May 18, 2020

Want a real-life adventure story mixed with modern-day science? Listen to this short interview with Gillen D’Arcy Wood, author of Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and Unlock the Secrets of Its Ice.

Pick up and enjoy the book, then join us on Thursday, June 11 for a Science on Tap Online event...


May 11, 2020

What if everything we think we know about cancer is wrong? Listen as Dr. Athena Aktipis, author and Arizona State University professor talks about her new book The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer. Rather than trying to eradicate all cancer, she describes how changing our approach could...


May 4, 2020

How have simple inventions changed our lives? Learn more in this short interview with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, materials scientist and author of the book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another.

Pick up and enjoy the book, then join us on May 21 at 7:00pm Pacific for a Science on Tap Online event...